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Until 2018 the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority operated a 9 acre Compost Farm where it composted approximately 6 million pounds of leaves and yard waste annually. Faced with rising costs and in an effort to reduce fees for all 49 municipalities the DCSWA entered into an agreement with a private company to operate the site in Chester Township. Beginning in November of 2018, County Conservation began providing the same services at the site. The DCSWA no longer controls the finished product and, therefore, will no longer be able to provide free compost to County residents. County Conservation will make the compost available to residents wishing to purchase it at a reduced rate.
Leaves and yard waste collected throughout the County are placed in windrows, monitored, turned, shredded and left to compost. By late summer the compost is put through a final screening and is available for purchase by the public at a reduced rate for use as a soil additive or as mulch.
This process allows the DCSWA to preserve landfill space by removing leaves from the waste stream and it creates an environmentally beneficial product for use by our citizens. County residents interested bringing yard waste to the site or learning more about their services can contact County Conservation at (856) 227-6900 or by visiting their website at www.countyconservation.com